MIXED NETS IN A TIGHT FINISH
Hobbs emerges winner by just an ounce
OXFORD SUMMER LEAGUE (RND 5) River Thames, Folly Bridge & Sandford (42 pegs)
A BROWN tinge to the water due to algal bloom had the fish feeding.
Tony Hobbs took advantage of this to win with 20-15-0. Drawn on the end peg of Folly below Osney Lock, the Drennan Oxford Yellow man used pole and maggot over chopped worm for a bream, skimmers and perch and backed it up with plenty of roach on casters.
Geoff Vallance was just 1oz off Tony with 20-14-0 from his peg at Marlborough Road at Folly.
Drennan Oxford Yellow are top of the league with 192 points. Result: 1 T Hobbs, Drennan Oxford Yellow, 20-15-0; 2 G Vallance, Devizes MG, 20-14-0; 3 A Liaukevicius, Drennan Oxford Yellow, 20-5-0; 4 P Harrop, Devizes MG, 19-10-0. Teams: Jt1 Drennan Oxford Yellow & Devizes MG, both 41pts; 3 Drennan Oxford Blue, 33. League: 1 Drennan Oxford Yellow, 192pts; 2 Drennan Oxford Blue, 170; 3 Devizes MG, 162.
A smile from victor Tony Hobbs.